Did Sweeney cave on millionaire’s tax?

One question being asked by political insiders tonight: did Senate President Steve Sweeney cave on his opposition to the millionaire’s tax Governor Phil Murphy wants? Sweeney had indicated his opposition to a tax increase for New Jersey’s millionaires, saying it was a last resort after President Trump and the Republican Congress limited state and local property tax deductions.  Before the election, Sweeney was a millionaire’s tax supporter. The Senate President

Murphy cabinet has first woman majority

Gov. Phil Murphy today named three women to cabinet posts, giving him the first cabinet in state history with more women than men. Former Obama White House aide Zakiya Smith Ellis will be the Secretary of Higher Education, civil rights leader Sue Fulton will head the Motor Vehicle Commission, and Deirdre Webster Cobb, a state government veteran, will chair the Civil Service Commission. Murphy’s 21-member cabinet – eleven women and

Murphy’s pick gets EDA job

The New Jersey Economic Development Commission today approved Gov. Phil Murphy's choice of Tim Sullivan as Executive Director. Labor leader Bill Mullen had initially opposed that Sullivan, who he said opposed prevailing wage expansion while serving as Gov. Dan Malloy’s deputy commissioner of Economic and Community Development.  Mullen said that Sullivan conspired with the Connecticut Department of Labor to find loopholes around federal labor laws that require local prevailing wages

EDA set to vote on Murphy pick

The big news of the day might come out of a meeting of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority, where Gov. Phil Murphy’s controversial pick of a Connecticut official with a history of opposing building trades unions is on the agenda. Labor leader Bill Mullen says that Murphy’s choice, Tim Sullivan, had opposed prevailing wage expansion while serving as Gov. Dan Malloy’s deputy commissioner of Economic and Community Development.  Mullen

Murphy doesn’t have votes to approve EDA pick

Gov. Phil Murphy doesn’t necessarily have the votes on the Economic Development Authority (EDA) to approve his choice of a Connecticut official as the new executive director. In a letter, first reported by InsiderNJ’s Max Pizzaro, labor leader Bill Mullen says that Tim Sullivan, Murphy’s pick to run the EDA, established a record of being “anti-building trades” and opposing prevailing wage expansion while serving as Gov. Dan Malloy’s deputy commissioner

Murphy picks Malloy guy for EDA

Gov. Phil Murphy has picked Tim Sullivan, who works for Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, to serve as Chief Executive Officer of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA). Sullivan is the Deputy Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development; before that, he was chief of staff to New York City’s Deputy Mayor for Economic Development when Michael Bloomberg was mayor. Malloy is one of the nation’s least

Report: Malloy aide to run EDA

ROI-NJ is reporting that Gov. Phil Murphy will appoint Tim Sullivan, the deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, to serve as Executive Director of the New Jersey Economic Development Authority. Sullivan's current boss, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy, is not seeking re-election this year. Sullivan was the chief of staff to the New York City Deputy Mayor for Economic Development under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.  Like Murphy,